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Mounting a 775 cooler on a 1156 motherboard

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October 6, 2009 9:10:45 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNcje3JRO0A

Is this for real or just an elaborate troll? I see he uses plastic washers on the rear side, but would a large heatsink like that be safe to mount like this or would it need some sort of support at the back as well?
October 7, 2009 12:10:15 AM

cant check the link, but for my 1156 cooler it uses the same brackets as the 775, just they are moved slightly outwards. ie the pins are slightly further from the cpu
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October 7, 2009 3:02:33 AM

Yes it is for real. I have been using #40-4 nylon nuts, bolts, and washers for several years. I buy them at my local hardware store for 11 cents each. Beats the heck out of the old push pins. I learned that trick over at the Asus forums. For my own personal pc I still use an original Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme tower style cpu heatsink. Works great. I have not experienced any problems.
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October 7, 2009 11:17:02 AM

JohnnyLucky said:
Yes it is for real. I have been using #40-4 nylon nuts, bolts, and washers for several years. I buy them at my local hardware store for 11 cents each. Beats the heck out of the old push pins. I learned that trick over at the Asus forums. For my own personal pc I still use an original Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme tower style cpu heatsink. Works great. I have not experienced any problems.

Excellent! :bounce:  Do you use Springs as well or is it just the bolts and washers?
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October 7, 2009 3:29:49 PM

JohnnyLucky said:
Yes it is for real. I have been using #40-4 nylon nuts, bolts, and washers for several years. I buy them at my local hardware store for 11 cents each. Beats the heck out of the old push pins. I learned that trick over at the Asus forums. For my own personal pc I still use an original Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme tower style cpu heatsink. Works great. I have not experienced any problems.

+1. I do this as well (tanks to you,btw), esp, when there aren't any bolt in kits available for that model.
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October 7, 2009 4:18:59 PM

MacGyverism ftw :D 
October 7, 2009 4:45:05 PM

Well crud. I just broke down and ordered the 1156 adapter from Cooler Master. Nearly $10 for shipping?!? You gotta be kidding me! Naughty naughty Cooler Master.
October 7, 2009 5:53:15 PM

Glad to see it isn't an elaborate hoax :D 

Do you suggest using steel Bolts or would Plastic ones work fine?
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October 7, 2009 9:05:09 PM

^Plastic works fine.
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October 8, 2009 3:37:41 AM

I do not use any springs. They are not necessary.

I do not use steel. I use #40-4 nylon nuts, bolts, and washers that I bought at my local Ace Hardware Store.
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